Alimentos Funcionales, Nutracéuticos, Nutrientes

Bioactivity analysis of lemongrass (Cymbopogan citratus) essential oil

Diseases such as diabetes mellitus and gout are among the chronic diseases affecting worldwide population. Investigation is required to find the alternative approaches to treat these chronic diseases, such as plant based medicine. In this study, lemongrass (Cymbopogan citratus) was chosen and...
M. E. S. Mirghani
Y. Liyana
J. Parveen
International Food Research Journal

Bioavailability and Antioxidant Activity of Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) Polyphenols: in vitro and in vivo Evidences and Possible Mechanisms of Action

Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) is a distinctive berry with a high content of polyphenol compounds and possesses one of the highest in vitro antioxidant activities among fruits. The bioavailability of aronia polyphenols seems to be low, but there is ample evidence for chokeberry health...
Petko N. Denev
Christo G. Kratchanov
Milan Ciz
Antonin Lojek
Maria G. Kratchanova
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Mechanisms of Antioxidants in the Oxidation of Foods

Antioxidants delay or inhibit lipid oxidation at low concentration. Tocopherols, ascorbic acid, carotenoids, flavonoids, amino acids, phospholipids, and sterols are natural antioxidants in foods. Antioxidants inhibit the oxidation of foods by scavenging free radicals, chelating prooxidative metals...
Eunok Choe
David B. Min
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods - Release 3

The scientific community continues to take interest in the types and levels of flavonoids in foods because of the consistent evidence regarding beneficial health effects of dietary flavonoids. Flavonoids, particularly flavan-3-ols and proanthocyanidins, have been associated with reduction in the...
Seema Bhagwat
David B. Haytowitz
Joanne M. Holden

Antioxidant capacity and total phenolic compounds of twelve selected potato landrace clones grown in southern Chile

Colored potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.) provide a natural source of phytochemicals that help reduce the risk of diseases. However, there is a lack of information on the degree of variation of the antioxidant activity and polyphenolic contents of these native potatoes. Thus, the antioxidant...
Kong Ah-Hen
Carlos Fuenzalida
Sergio Hess
Andres Contreras
Antonio Vega-Gálvez
Roberto Lemus-Mondaca
Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research

Nutrients and Antinutrients Composition of Raw, Cooked and Sun- Dried Sweet Potato Leaves

Traditional indigenous vegetables are the most economically efficient source of micronutrients in terms of both land required and production costs per unit. Promotion of production and consumption of such micronutrient-rich foods will improve intakes, the overall diet, and health status. This...
AW Mwanri
W Kogi-Makau
HS Laswai
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Composición química de oca (Oxalis tuberosa), arracacha (Arracaccia xanthorriza) y tarwi (Lupinus mutabilis). Formulación de una mezcla base para productos alimenticios

    El presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo formular una mezcla base a partir de cultivos nativos, la cual una vez estandarizada, se constituye en materia prima de alto valor nutricional para su utilización en la elaboración de productos alimenticios como: purés,...
María Elena León Marroú
Misael Ydilbrando Villacorta González
Sandra Elizabeth Pagador Flores
Revista Venezolana de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos

Carrots of Many Colors Provide Basic Nutrition and Bioavailable Phytochemicals Acting as a Functional Food

Hippocrates, a philosopher who lived from 460 to 359 BC is often quoted as saying, “Let your food be thy medicine and your medicine be thy food.” Having lived just shy of a century at a time when life expectancies were much less, he must have understood the importance of a healthy diet...
Sara A. Arscott
Sherry A. Tanumihardjo
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Effect of various extraction systems on the antioxidant activity kinetic and color of extracts from purple corn

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of extraction systems on the anthocyanin index, antioxidant kinetics (DPPH-radical scavenging capacity) and color of purple corn (Zea mays) seeds. The factors studied were: extraction system (methanol, 100%, 80%, 60%, 40, 20% v/v) using...
Fernando Ramos-Escudero
María L. González-Miret
Agustín García-Asuero
Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia

Pigments content, other compounds and antioxidant capacity in 12 cactus pear cultivars (Opuntia spp.) from México

The cactus pear (Opuntia spp.) is a phytogenetic resource of Mexico of high nutritious value whose native cultivars had not been previously characterized. The aim of this work was to study the content of some chemical compounds and the antioxidant potential in 12 pear cultivars, namely, Cristalina...
Inés Figueroa-Cares
María T. Martínez-Damián
Enrique Rodríguez-Pérez
María T. Colinas-León
Salvador Valle-Guadarrama
Sweetia Ramírez-Ramírez
Clemente Gallegos-Vázquez